Check out the action video of the PWA event – JP Aloha Classic 2013.
The world’s elite of professional PWA sailors mixed up with Hawaiian locals to rip the waves of the windsurfing Mecca called Ho’okipa. Levi Siver, Bernd Roediger and Kauli Seadi took the podium. In the clip they are partnered by the likes of Josh Angulo, Alex Mussolini, the new crowned PWA wave champion Marcillo Browne and the riders of the JP team Kauli Seadi BRA-253, Robby K-89, Ricardo Campello V-111, Jules Denel FRA-41, Antoine Martin F-193, and the Maui Young Gun Morgan Noireaux HI-101. Produced by Robby Swift.
After 7 years the PWA World Tour came back to Hookipa, MAUI for the final event of the 2013 wave tour.
It was also the final event for the 2013 American Windsurfing Tour, and after placing 3rd in Maui Camille Juban was crowned american champion for the 2nd year in a row. Justin Denel also competed in the american event and ended up with a 21st place.
The rest of TeamFranceWindsurf didn’t get their best results ever in Maui, but they did enough to place themselves really well for the 2013 overall World Ranking: Antoine MARTIN is 12th, Jules Denel is 7th and Thomas Traversa is 4th in the World !
The Gaastra and Tabou Windsurfing team including Alex Mussolini, Thomas Traversa and team manager Matt Pritchard charged at the 2013 JP Aloha Classic. At the end of the event and end of the PWA season two team riders Alex Mussolini and Thomas Traversa both finished in the top four of the 2013 PWA rankings.
With the PWA Double Elimination completed yesterday it was again time for the Amateur, Master’s and Youth riders to take to the water at Ho’okipa Beach Park, the undisputed home of windsurfing.
1st Casey Rehrer (Maui Sails, Quatro, MFC)
2nd Harley Stone (Naish, Quatro, MFC)
3rd Fiona Wylde (Sailworks, Quatro, NoLimitz)
4th Tom Juban (Goya, Quatro)
Congratulations to both Levi Siver and Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne. Levi won the Aloha Classic, and Marcilio Browne won the PWA World Title. Also a big shout out to Bernd who battled Levi in the final and delivered a thrilling display of wave riding and layed it all on the line. Check it out for yourself in the video.
“Windsurfing Rules!” – Levi Siver
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, way to go!
Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne speaks after capturing his maiden PWA Wave World Championship:
“It’s my childhood dream, it’s what I’ve been working towards for my whole life and it’s finally come true, it’s unbelievable. It’s been a long week and as much as you try to think about it, it’s always there in the back of your mind, and now that it’s actually over and it’s done, it’s not a load off my back but I can relax. The last few days have been very tense for me.”
“The first wave I went down in the first heat my legs were shaking, I’m not gonna lie, I’m just happy it worked out, had faith and got the job done.”
RESULT JP ALOHA CLASSIC PWA WORLD CUP 2013
2013 PWA Wave Overall Ranking
Levi Siver takes the prestigious Aloha Classic Crown, defeating Bernd Roediger.
Bernd had battled his way back from 3rd in the double elimination knocking out 3 time PWA World Champion Kauli Seadi to face the winner of the sinlge elimination Levi Siver. Winds had lightened after some squals rolled though but waves kept pumping. Levi and Bernd went head to head in epic wavesailing battle. Levi played the smart game knowing he had to be defeated twice, as Bernd layed it all on the line and didn’t hold anything back. Bernd radical attempts were fun to watch but he shot himself in the foot as he just nearly missed them. Levi Siver’s smart sailing gave him the title, as he impressed judges with smooth and powerful wave riding.
Congratulations JP Aloha Classic winner Levi Siver.
1st Levi Siver
2nd Bernd Roediger
3rd Kauli Seadi
4th Morgan Noireaux
The 2013 JP Aloha Classic was less then memorable for the 19 year old 2 time World Champion Philip Koster. He was eliminated in the first round of the double elimination, and would have no further chance at defending his World Title. Koster sailed his heat yesterday despite a staph infection on his leg, after the heat he headed to Maui Memorial Hospital in Kahului, where he will likely remain for the next couple days.
A staph infection can be caused by a reef cut, and needs to be treated quickly to prevent further complication.
We wish him a quick recovery and hope to see him windsurfing again soon!
Day 8: Mussolini and Browne still in the hunt for a World Title
A slower than expected start at Ho’okipa Beach Park on day eight of the JP Aloha Classic – presented by Nalu Kai – soon turned into a pulsating and extremely exciting day of sailing as the title race headed towards its climax. At the start of the day seven riders – Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins), Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra), Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC), Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC), Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra), Leon Jamaer (Fanatic / Hot Sails Maui) and Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) – were all still in contention for the world title, however, by the end of the day only two sailors were still standing – Browne and Mussolini. Tomorrow will now see a scintillating finale as Mussolini and Browne go head-to-head in the battle for the 2013 PWA Wave World Championship.
Today promises to be an extremely exciting day, with both the JP Aloha Classic Champion and PWA Wave World Champion set to be decided. The forecast for tomorrow promises excellent wind and yet more waves, which should result in an enthralling day of sailing with at least one sailor set to write their name in windsurfing history. Who is your money on for the title, and the prestigious win at the JP Aloha Classic?
Results – PWA Double Elimination
1st Levi Siver (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
2nd Kauli Seadi (JP / Hot Sails Maui / MFC)
3rd Bernd Roediger (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
4th Morgan Noireaux (JP / Hot Sails Maui / MFC)
5th Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)
5th Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails)
5th Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra)
5th Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
9th Kevin Pritchard (Starboard / Ezzy / MFC)
9th Graham Ezzy (Quatro / Ezzy)
Today the PWA confirmed that the season finale wave event in Chile has been cancelled, and the 2013 Wave World Champion will be crowned at the JP Aloha Classic currently taking place in Maui.
With the local boys from teh AWt thrown into the mix, Levi Siver sits in first after the single elimination, the men’s title race has intensified even more.
With the South American comp now off the schedule Daida Moreno becomes the ladies champion after just one contest in 2013.
As-it-stands, with a Double Elimination at Ho’okipa still to complete, the mens wave rankings look like this:
1. Alex Mussolini
2. Marcilio Browne
3. Victor Fernandez
4. Thomas Traversa
5. Jules Denel
(6. Philip Koester)
The double elimination at the JP Aloha classic is set to begin later today.
Siver snatches the victory from under the nose of Seadi after an epic day in Ho’okipa
The wind and wave Gods were shining over Ho’okipa Beach Park on the fifth day of the JP Aloha Classic – presented by Nalu Kai – as the PWA single elimination was completed in epic conditions. Just as the forecast predicted the wind and waves built throughout the day, and by the time the competition was reaching its climax the swell was pumping with over mast high sets rolling into Ho’okipa, providing a pulsating finale to a enthralling day. Levi Siver (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC) impressed with aggressive hacks and tweaked aerials, his was reward was the single elimination victory.
“You know we are here with the best people in the world at the best beach in the world and Ho’okipa went off today! I just tried to give it my best and try not to think too much when I was out there. I just wanted to have fun, enjoy it and keep improving. Like I’ve already said I was really competing the whole time, I just told myself that I want to enjoy it. At the end of the day we’re all friends who love this sport and I think we should keep that spirit of Aloha, and just keep encouraging each other. I’m feeling really humble, there’s so many good sailors and they are all first place in my eyes, they all rip so hard! Thanks to everybody!” – Levi Siver after winning the JP Aloha Classic Single Elimination
Results After Single Elimination:
1st Levi Siver (Quatro /Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
2nd Kauli Seadi (JP / Hot Sails Maui)
3rd Bernd Roediger (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
4th Morgan Noireaux (JP / Hot Sails Maui / Maui Ultra Fins)
5th Matt Pritchard (Tabou / Gaastra)
5th Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails)
7th Kevin Pritchard (Starboard / Ezzy / MFC)
7th Graham Ezzy (Quatro / Ezzy)
Today at the JP Aloha Classic was planned to be ‘Youth Day,’ and Pro riders Kevin Pritchard (Ezzy, Starboard, MFC), Levi Siver (Goya, Quatro, MFC), and 2013 AWT Aloha Classic winner Bernd Roediger (Goya, Quatro, MFC), held a 9am clinic for the Youth riders at Ho’okipa. It is great to have such experience on hand to help advise and inspire the next generation. Wiley Daniel (Hot Sails Maui) at 8 yrs old is the youngest competitor in the field and boy does this kid rip!
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